Official: Arsenal sign Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Dormund
Arsenal announce the signing of Greek international defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
The official announcement of Arsenal website:
Greek international Sokratis Papastathopoulos has joined us on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.Papastathopoulos will be the third former Dortmund player playing in the current Arsenal aside after Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang.
The 30-year-old arrives from Borussia Dortmund, where he won two Bundesliga titles and one German Cup. The hugely-experienced defender lists Werder Bremen, AC Milan, Genoa and AEK Athens among his previous clubs.
Sokratis, who will wear the No 5 shirt for us, also has vast experience on the international stage, making 79 appearances for Greece.
This deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
Arsenal now have three former Borussia Dortmund players in their current first-team squad:— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) July 2, 2018
• Henrikh Mkhitaryan
• Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
• Sokratis Papastathopoulos
Ex-BVB Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat with some *big-name* signings. pic.twitter.com/6gEJwlG9A8